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Have weather-related deaths from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, heat waves, or cold spells generally increased in the U.S. over the past half century?

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Contrary to repeated predictions that climate change would increase weather-related deaths, datasets from the U.S. National Weather Service that extend back for three to seven decades do not show increasing trends for any type of weather-related fatalities, including hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, heat waves, or cold spells. This has occurred in spite of population increases in areas that are prone to extreme weather.

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